Monthly Archives: September 2014


Hello and a huge welcome to Kilmainham Arts Club which returns to The Patriots Inn (click for map) on Monday October 6th at 8pm.​

As usual all are welcome, there is no cover charge and you can be certain ​to
be in the company of an incredible selection of talented artists and performers. This month’s exceptionally fine line-up (not in order of appearance):

Damien O’Connor will show his beautiful and inspirational animation ‘Anya’. Damien is the writer and director of animated shorts; four of which are award winning. Damien works with Brown Bag Films, the animation studio which is gathering BAFTA, Emmy® and Annie nominations like a rash.Read a really interesting interview about what lies behind the making of ‘Anya’ here.

Donal Norton is a keen amateur photographer whose stunning digital photos of landscapes both rural and urban cast the world around us into the realm of magical realism.

The Poet Phil Lynch is everywhere right now; from curating and performing on the Wordstage in the Mindfield area of Electric Picnic to being part of the organising group for the recent inaugural Lingo Spoken Word Festival in Dublin. His work has recently appeared in…well, too many places to fit this space.

Songs by Bill McDunphy. Bill is a songwriter, with a fine voice and over twenty years performing under his belt. For Arts Club Bill will perform songs from his all-time song-writing heroes.

Our featured visual artist Daire Lynch (no relation to Phil) is a Galway-based painter (when you see his work you might be surprised to know that he is self-taught). Daire works dramatically and hauntingly with Oils and Watercolour; his work features figurative and nude works, through which he attempts to: ‘conveys a moment of time, a story of the subject in each piece’. Daire does commissions, his pieces ranges from small mounted prints and studies to large oil paintings. In addition to showing his work on screen Daire will bring along some of his smaller works and might be persuaded to sell one or two on the night.

JM Burr (Reverend JM’s Panic Worship), well-known for his dramatic musical performances and ability to convert us all to whatever he is on, JM has sprouted a new world and will now share his ‘Tales of Intrigue’, short pieces of flash fiction written specifically for The Vaudeville Radio Hour, Mondays at 11:30am by Mark Baker on Dublin City FM (103.2 FM).

Our main musical act for the night is South African Pianist and songwriter Christof vd Berg. Christof performs original songs in musical theatre style capturing the traits of fascinating characters and memorable places. His short extract will give us a taste of his heady and passionate forthcoming one-man show to be hosted by Kilmainham Arts Club on Sunday October 19th: "Portraits of a time in Bohemia".

Check him out​

S​o, s​ee you there. ​Please ​keep those recommendations coming in​,
good wishes to all our friends in the artistic world​ –
may you reap the ​​rewards of your work​.​

To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage​’​
​ ​(Georgia O’Keefe)

The Arts Club T​eam​